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Editing No-no’s but I Did-did anyway

Chalking it up to old age, I just went through several posts and corrected the ###/365 numbers. No, I did not make note of it on each page so sorry for my followers who just got pinged again with old posts. 

Jump Rope Personal Challenge: Event 5 

Event 5 of the JRPC opened today and I am at the point I just want it over with. It was fun to jump each challenge. In a few months I will do it again. Sometime. Sometime in the many months future. Probably sometime in the far future. 

In fifteen attempts to do a double under I got close twice. It was hot. It was humid. The air in the box was barely moving in the smaller back area of the box. In order to meet the challenge of 250 single unders in the sultry Alabama summer, I pressed forward, leaving the double under for another day. Originally I set the board up for 1,000 singles but after hitting the first one hundred I felt my muscles whispering – 2 5 0 and stay focused

I took my advice and locked into that 150 to just get it done. Glad I had a plan. It was a reasonable workout after Monday’s 500 with the 2 LB rope

The good news is I am ready to go back to the torture comfort of CrossFit at Guns Out CrossFit

Thank you Senator Lee with a Boo Hiss to GOP Progressive Leadership

I am thankful Mike stood on voting principle to vote against NDAA and for continuous support to #MakeGovernmentAccountable to the people.

Boo Hiss to GOP Progressive Leadership for passing bills without exercising the will of the people to #MakeGovernmentTransparent. 

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NOOOO! Event 5: 1 LB DU MAX

 

Oh my gosh. Years ago, like way more than twenty, I could jump rope fairly well. I could one foot, two foot, run up and downhill while jumping, criss-cross, boxer step, and alternate feet jumping, heel touch, jack jump, and sissor jump too. Now, I am happy to just keep the rope turning after years of inactivity. 

In 2014, when I started at 26.2 CrossFit, jumping rope well again became my goal. Here I am four years later and I still stink at it, in my mind. What is worse is I still have never done a proper double under. Honestly, I am happy if I can string 30 consecutive jumps together with a speed rope. Granted, I had three, yes 123, foot injuries this year so that has slowed my progress down but that is no excuse

This year I discovered CrossRope. Picking up the Limited Edition Heavy Set and falling in love with it (having not yet jumped with Brunhilda – rolling my eyesI ordered the complete serious of ropes with an extra set of handles. And finally, over all of my injuries, I have made it through this, my first Jump Rope Performance Challenge, except for….

Tomorrow’s dreaded double under event. And with a one pound rope!

I will work to get that double under tomorrow. Yes. YES I WILL

Even if my max is one, at least I will be done. I will never quit. I will do my very best at Guns Out CrossFit

#TeamMe #TeamBooGah #GoFightWin #TeamGunsOutCrossFit 

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Monday Motivation-less becomes more

Today was the CrossRope JRPC Event 4: 500 Single Under jumps with a 2 pound rope. I was all excited for this challenge until today when the hours flew past and it was actually time to go to the box to get it done. 

The battle for my workout mind took place between 5:00 and 7:00 p.m. The subliminal whining began at 5 p.m. and never let up until I was down to the last 150 jumps. Well, maybe that was the last 120 jumps. It took me thirty minutes just sitting around to get to my rowing warm-up, and I love to row, normally.

But not today. 

Actually it was not until the last 60 jumps that I finally felt my heart and mind align for a moment, just to hear, then believe, that I could push through to the end with gusto!

Thanks be to Heavenly Father for hearing my prayer to help me focus and not quit. It was His spirit touching my heart to move forward with that wonderful push through at the end. 

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When only a great cheeseburger will do

Today was JRPC 2: 250j with the two pound, Fury rope, for time at Guns Out CrossFit.

I did it and then gently rowed 100 meters. 

After that I stopped in to see my old bowling team and friends at Bama Lanes.

 The final stop was to Sundown where I bought me a delicious cheeseburger with fries and chatted with the owner, my friend and CrossFit teammate and Coach, Susan Thomas.

Ain’t Life Grand? 

Oh, yeah.

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Making a shift in thinking, again.

IMG_8853It has been a year of midday to late afternoon and some evening WoD’s for me since moving to Alabama. It has been, well, not bad. I am definitely more a morning workout kind of person and that is better for me. 

Today I started back jumping rope. It felt so fantastic. It was around 9 or so in the morning, 250 jumps timed, taking me about three minutes to complete the task. For me, that was great. I was elated and my feet were happy.

I am thankful to my Coach Charles for working with me so I have a way to work back into a routine after all of the goofy drama with my broken toe, my blistered feet and ripped toenail this year, plus the bout with bronchitis before that.

Yeah Baby. I’m working my way back to you, Guns Out CrossFit

P.S. Now that is serious business WoD music for the Granny Nanny!

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Dog Days: Rolling my eyes

As I sit here roughing in the title of what I am going to write about, I am rolling my eyes. Hence the new and improved title. Honestly, I have no clue how I managed to row 10k today but Dog Days:Week 2 is completed. Hallelujah!

Today’s row was absolutely miserable. My mind was not in the game. It was running frenzied, like watching the mayhem between one of those blue tailed skinks and my black lab as she chases the thing around the porch and up the tree. 

The original plan was to row 20k in four sessions. Having rowed a 5k Tuesday and Wednesday the goal was to row 5k today and again tomorrow but I have several pressing priorities tomorrow so opted to just finish the last 10k today.

The new and improved (rolling my eyes) plan was to row down a ladder: 4k with a 3 minute rest, 3k – 2 minute rest, 2k – 1 minute rest and then finish strong with 1k. 

For some bizarre reason I dropped the damper to level 4.5 (rolling my eyes) instead of 5 – 5.5 and that is when the row went sideways. Between the heat and the damper setting I wanted to quit halfway through the 4k. My times were horrific and I could have cared less, sort of. I could have changed the damper setting but opted to suffer instead (rolling my eyes).

My SPM’s were the worst ever, as in like my first days ever rowing, and then I whined my way through the rest period, the 3k and rest period, the 2k and rest period. By the time I got to that last 1k it was all I could do to just get it done while thoughts regarding the 30k caused me to lament ever rowing Dog Days 2017.  

Still it is d-o-n-e. Tomorrow I can wake up with a new and improved attitude if I do not have lingering nightmares about today. 

Putting my miserable, whining self to bed now (rolling my eyes).

Oh, wait! I can end today with one happy thought. Thanks to whoever used my CrossRope Code to order a jump rope! I get a free t-shirt.

(Was that you, Michel? – not rolling my eyes!) 

That $10 OFF code expires September 4, 2017 so take advantage today!

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More toe drama, bless my heart

This was my week. It was my week to jump back into Rowing, Running, Jumping Rope and perhaps Bowling. I had accomplished the first CrossRope Challenge and rowed the Concept Summer Solstice Challenge to complete my first half-marathon. And the second CrossRope event today was going to be my crowning glory!

At 3:30 p.m., I banged my big toe with a solid wood core door. The nail immediately looked like a tragedy and it is still painful at 8:16 p.m.  It is going to fall off, most definite. 

Bandaid-ing it up, making sure all of my blisters on my feet were neosporined and bandaged too, I donned my socks and Altras. With some pain on both feet, as I walked to the mats, I prepared myself to jump 250 revolutions, for time, with my one pound CrossRope. 

My toe was rebelling.

I jumped again. 

Nope. Not happening. The big toe was screaming like a stuck pig.  

My week of ecstasy is over in two failed swoops of the rope.

Count My Blessings Today: Name Them One By One 
  1. Thank you Bluebell Vanilla Ice CreamIMG_7987.JPG
  2. Thanks again, Amanda and Lyn, for Fresh, Homemade Strawberry Jam.  
  3. Thank you Honey-do for getting the #SinFood in the dish for me to enjoy. 
  4. THANK YOU Richard C. for your help, again, in fixing the other part of the  trim on my truck.  
  5. Thanks to Charlie R. for being such a delightful reminder about the simple joys in life.
  6. Thanks to Marty and Steph for the door that I could pass on to someone else who truly appreciates it! 
  7. Thanks to Steph for helping me load it in my truck. 
  8. Thanks to Jonathan for a wonderful conversation today. It was great to see you!

There. I feel much better now.  

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